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“great location near the train station”
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Hotel Astoria
Ranked #54 of 105 Hotels in Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“great location near the train station”
Reviewed 7 February 2014

the hotel is very convenient, just opposite the train station and 7mn walk to the lake.
it offers free WIFI in rooms and provide free breakfast in the booking, wich is most appreciable, also the hotel provide a free pass for all transporations within geneva !!!!
staffs were friendly. rooms clean and quiet, well equipped.
And they were nice enough to give me the room at 11am when I arrived, and didn't need to wait until 2pm for checking time !!!!!!
although the hotel is beside a irish bar, it wasn't noisy because my room was located in the back of the hotel, and not in the front.
For the price, 98euros, I will certainly go back there the next time.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Bangkok, Thailand
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128 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 455 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2013

Hotel Astoria is a small private hotel near Cornavin, the central railroad station. Located right in front of 'Basilique Notre-Dame', it is close to the pedestrian street and 'rue du Mont Blanc'. This is a prime location on the right bank of the lake. A simple walking distance from the central station and a walking distance to the lake or even the old city of Geneva on the hill.
There is a small lounge by the reception. This hotel has no frill but is clean and cosy. There is a lounge by the reception. If needed, you can make a print out at the computer station by the elevator. The rooms offer all the needed comfort, even though they are small in size. There is a sealed minibar, a TV, but no coffee-maker facilities. However, they provide free WiFi. The bathroom has two sinks and a shower-bathtub as well as toilets.
Breakfast is included. The buffet is really nice. It is located on the ground floor at the Irish pub.
The only drawback, when I was there, was the elevator. The hotel elevator was out of service and you could only use the service elevator.
Like all hotels in Geneva, they provide you with a free daily public transportation that incudes going to the airport.
All in all, this is an excellent value hotel to recommend while in Geneva.

Room Tip: - We had a room at the back and it was very quiet
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights, modest room, excellent breakfast and just the perfect location if you need to catch the Euro rail next! It's also a tram stop and close to all the shops and a walking distance to the river! Request for a room on the higher level to escape the noise.

Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2013

This is a really old hotel but not in the positive charming sense. It looks like nothing has been done to the place in the last 15 years or so. My room was rather small, the desk about the size of the table you have in an airplane and there was only one wall plug which was located somewhere near the ground. If all people who design hotel rooms could just understand that some guests don't want to choose between the desk light, their laptop and their phone and would rather not get down on their knees or crawl under some furniture to access a wall plug.
The breakfast was in the - also rather run down- pub next door that did not seem very clean or appealing to me. The breakfast itself was very basic.
On the bright side: the staff at the desk was nice and provided upon request an adapter and all necessities to make a cup of tea in the room and the hotel is conveniently located close to the railway station and within a short (and pleasant) walk to the old city,
However, if I visit Geneva again I will certainly look for another hotel. There must be better alternatives at this price level.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2013

We stayed at Astoria Hotel for 2 nights. We had a great time there until the check out. At that moment, we were told that we had bought a movie package and an internet package. This was strange, because we did not buy these packages. Anyway, the assistent called the manager to solve the problem and he was extremely rude with us. I tried to explain that we did not buy these packages ( it was charged by my parents room) and i also told him that we did not took our notebook with us, how we could buy the internet package? During the conversation, the manager said to me: " SO YOU ARE SAYING THAT A VIRUS GOT INTO THE SYSTEM AND NOW IS CHARGING THE PACKAGE"? I got really, but really surprised, with his attitude. We already traveled to many cities in Europe (Geneva was our second time) and stayed in many different places and we´ve never met a stupid and inpolite manager like him. I continuous saying that we did not buy these packages and when i told my father (who was besides me) he got really furious. He said that he did not buy the package, he only watched a Portuguese Channel at the TV, as he does not speak French or even English. I said that i would not pay because i was telling him the truth. If we had used, of course we would pay for it. We would never travel so far , from Brazil to Switzerland if we did not have money enough to pay the things we wanted, or the things we had used. So, at the end the manager put an observation at the system explaining the problem and said: " IS LIKE A NEW CAR. YOU CAN PAY FOR IT AND NEVER USE IT". So, until the end .he was saying that we used the package. We did not pay, but now i got some questions: if we used, why we did not want to pay? Because we did not have money? Or because we were not honest? Of course there are a lot of people like this in the world, but it was not our case. I was traveling with a friend and parents who have more than 70 years old. My deception is that he did not believe us. I know that there are a security system to check it, but everyone could buy the package, as you use the remote control from the TV for it and the room number as a password. The only thing i ask here is for more RESPECT with the guest. And if you stay there, be careful with the virus, i mean with the MANAGER...

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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UK
Level 6 Contributor
461 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Our twin bedded room was small as was the en suite shower room. Breakfast was available in the pub next door and was plentiful. The staff were very helpful with directions and advice as well as the young lady that helped me with the room safe. The location was ideal for the station as well as restaurants and other amenities. We would certainly consider staying here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Astoria
Address: Place Cornavin 6, Geneva 1211, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva > James-Fazy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #54 of 105 Hotels in Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Astoria 3*
Number of rooms: 63
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